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The corona pandemic

Contributions by experts on consequences and perspectives


Artistic illustration of a wormhole.
Research Top News Physics

Microscopic wormholes possible in theory

Wormholes are hypothetical shortcuts between two distant points in space. In a new study, Oldenburg physicists show that microscopic, traversable…

Portrait of Annett Thiele
Presidential Board Top News

"There is still a lot to do"

Women's Day has been celebrated since 1911. An appreciation of the day is not dispensable even in times of pandemic, emphasizes Annett Thiele, Vice…

The electron micrograph shows several viruses attacking a cell. The spike proteins can be clearly seen.
Research Covid Top News Medical Physics and Acoustics

Close-up of coronaviruses on the attack

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg are using electron microscopy images of SARS-CoV-2 to generate images that for the first time provide a…

Bow of a ship with numerous rust stains.
Research Marine Research Top News

An underestimated source of marine microplastic pollution

Marine paints can be a major source of microplastics in the North Sea. In a new study, Oldenburg environmental geochemists hypothesize that ships…

Campus Life

Working in the pandemic - what works, what doesn't?

The pandemic has changed the university staff's working routines profoundly. A survey is set to find out how exactly. In a video, Vice President Jörg…

Research Top News Special Needs Education

Having a say in career choices

For many young people with intellectual disabilities this career trajectory seems preordained – yet their wishes and ideas are not particularly taken…

An aerial image shows the branching tidal creeks and differently colored salt marshes.
Research Environmental Research Top News

The birth of an island

The North Sea island of Spiekeroog is a huge natural laboratory: A team of researchers led by Gudrun Massmann and Luise Giani has studied how its wild…

A view of the Speicherstadt warehouse district and a sightseeing boat in the foreground.
Research Top News Computing Science

When autonomous freight vessels cruise the city

Autonomous zero-emission ships could decongest cities that have a network of small waterways. Oldenburg IT specialists are studying this…

Research Covid Top News Health Services Research

A mirror of society

Aging and old age affect everyone. Geriatrician Tania Zieschang and philosopher Mark Schweda approach the topic from different perspectives. An…

Four dolphins swim just below the water surface.
Marine Research Top News

"Marine organisms don't respect boundaries"

Marine biodiversity is threatened by climate change, pollution and overfishing. Biodiversity expert Helmut Hillebrand explains in this interview how…

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Research Top News Music

In the spotlight

History is not only something you read about; it can also be heard and felt. Together with her team, musicologist Anna Langenbruch researches how…

Research Top News Physics

Because the whole is more than the sum of its parts

Can wind farms be treated as collective systems similar to insect swarms? Physicist and Ossietzky Fellow Michael Sinhuber is combining swarm and…

Covid Campus Life

A new version of student life

Very little social contact, digital working groups and suspended stays abroad: a lot has changed for students at the University of Oldenburg in recent…

Research Top News History

How coffee conquered Europe

Today, coffee and tea are dietary staples for many people, but 400 years ago stimulants such as coffee and tea were exotic rarities. The collaborative…

Laserlicht im Nano-Optik-Labor
Research Top News Physics

One-way street for electrons

An international team of physicists lead by scientists from the University of Oldenburg has recorded an ultrafast film of the directed energy…

Top News

Looking back and ahead

University President Hans Michael Piper looks back on an eventful academic year in the wake of the pandemic. In a video message [YouTube] he talks…

Haim Stiemer with a digitised archive on his computer.
Top News German Studies

Retelling literary history

How does one go about studying three centuries' worth of literary journals? Haimo Stiemer is banking on digital analysis methods – and has secured a…

Beybin Elvin Tunç
Campus Life

"A unique and outstanding personality"

Master's student Beybin Elvin Tunç receives this year's DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of international students.

View of a beach against the light
Environmental Research Top News

A dynamical world underground

The German Research Foundation is funding a new research group at the university. The DynaDeep project, led by hydrogeologist Gudrun Massmann, is…

Top News Chemistry

A molecule like a nanobattery

How do molecular catalysts – molecules which can trigger or accelerate certain chemical reactions – function, and what effects do they have? Chemical…

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